16 December 2011

10 December 2011

tickle tickle

The weaving shadow is a plus.
While making this piece, the words invasion and penetration kept swimming through my head.
I hung it at pelvic height (using my body as the gauge) hoping to bring the viewers' attention to their own body, and what the weirdness of the fingers mean to them and their hips.
In the making process, I had to modify the mold causing each finger to become grossly distorted and altered. The seam could no longer exist perfectly; some of them have beautiful crumbly growths. The amazing distortions conjures body image and body modification ideas. Perhaps even machine-made (as this finger was machine made) versus the hand-made (as the finger is apart of the hand)?
During my end of term review pedophilia was brought up. Something I hadn't considered. But the words invasion and penetration = pedophilia, right? At least in the same verbal family.
Vertebrae was also mentioned. In addition to this piece I also had a movie, and some drawings and paintings. Both the video and the fingers brought an adjacent discussion about aging. As much as my recent work has become about adolescence, going through the changes that the teenage years bring, and maybe eventually settling into a socially acceptable body - modified, of course - it also is starting to bring questions begging the examination of the other end of age; the deterioration that happens near the end. Or even not so close to the end; when we begin to lose the chance to procreate; what happens and what it means.
I haven't yet gone through this, so it is less personal, but I can feel the end coming for some of the elders in my family. I haven't lost a grandmother yet. An event like that, however much I wish for it not to come, will spur this examination on, and on and on.

05 December 2011

fingers fingers, everywhere!!!

om nomm NOM NOM!!!!

What do to with eggplant?! Stuff it into a crescent roll with pepperoni and cheese, of course!

full ingredient list: pre-sauteed eggplant, crescent roll, pepperoni, cheese, sauteed red pepper, shallots, and mushrooms in sherry...bake at 375 for about 20. make sure you grease the pan!

....this whole adventure actually really made me want to make chicken pot pies!

19 November 2011

getting a dog to sit still

The other day, Michael's mom asked for a picture of Michael, Morey and I for their Christmas card. I don't know if it was the excitement of being allowed to sit on the couch or what his deal was, but Morey was not interested in having a picture taken. And the camera battery was dying. We finally got a good one.

15 November 2011

Weekend in Connecticut

my mother, of course

my RuthiePat

GP, with her fur

Yams; head in the bushes

Vera; Prime Cat?

painting, today

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